Author Archives: Marie Kennedy

About Marie Kennedy

Putting everything into neat piles.

The meeting after a meeting

A challenge for managing a long-term project is making sure that all the parts keep moving forward. The way I’ve figured out how to do this best is to schedule a brief meeting (20 minutes) with myself after a meeting … Continue reading

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New book on research skills, arriving next month

In late September 2017 a book I worked on will be published: Luo, Lili, Kristine R. Brancolini, and Marie R.¬†Kennedy. 2017 (In press).¬†Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills: A Guidebook for Academic Librarians. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. I’m especially pleased … Continue reading

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Sparklines (and a depressing trend)

Last year I was lucky enough to take a one-day class with Edward Tufte, about presenting data and information. The course itself was wonderful and I got to chat with him for a little bit about challenges in presenting social … Continue reading

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Rolling with the punches while doing research

I recently picked up Allison‘s journal article because I was excited to read about the completed research project of one of the IRDL Scholars. Her project used the mechanism of vignettes to solicit feedback from library patrons about the words … Continue reading

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Creating Quiet

When I do deep thinking or writing I have to have a certain environment for myself, or it’s just not gonna happen. I’m not one of those people who can have the radio on in the background, or be in … Continue reading

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